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Tom Sullivan | July 6, 2015 | 01:34 PM | ICD-10 & Coding
In a surprise concession, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that it would work with the American Medical Association on four steps designed to ease the transition to ICD-10. More
Mike Miliard | July 6, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Too often, health organizations "make rookie mistakes" in their technology implementations, writes Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder. And too often, these rollouts leave hospitals vulnerable to serious patient safety risks. More
Erin McCann | July 6, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Clinical, Population Health
Longtime collaborators Cerner and University of Missouri have re-upped for a 10-year contract that will see the five-hospital health system pushing toward new population health and patient engagement goals. More
Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
As promised last month, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, and friends, launched on July 2, the Get My Health Data Campaign. The idea was to launch close to July 4 in order to declare the date as "Data Independence Day." More
COLUMBIA, MO | Mike Miliard | July 6, 2015 | 10:25 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 10:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A "one-size fits all" approach to meaningful use has done no one any favors, argues Brookings Institution Fellow Niam Yaraghi, who puts forth a plan for giving the federal incentive program a shot in the arm. More
Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
Health insurance giant Aetna will acquire rival insurer Humana in a $37 billion deal announced July 3. Aetna executives say the combined company will be positioned to better compete and to offer customers better value. More
Healthcare IT News | July 6, 2015 | 06:10 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm of healthcare. Our headlines watch list is updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates. More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
Health IT-enabled care coordination leaves much to be desired, according to a new survey of clinicians. The survey results were published online in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 2, 2015 | 10:41 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Kaiser Permanente's head of cyber risk defense says healthcare's escalating war against hackers requires a new, people-focused approach to defending patient data. And a sobering inside look at mobile device vulnerabilities helps make his point. More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2015 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
In a July 1 letter, to the Senate HELP Committee group working on improving EHRs, CHIME highlights correct patient identification as a critical need for ensuring patient safety. More
Mike Miliard | July 2, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding
As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and... More